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Another fun week of gift ideas! Make sure you take advantage of Small Business Saturday happenings! With Columbus Underground’s Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll be the best gift giver around. Shop the stores around the city and you won’t have to worry about getting your gift in time! Over the next few weeks, you’ll find lots of ideas for gifting. This year’s guide is presented by Easton. Visit Easton today and experience the magic of the holiday season!

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For our second week of gift ideas:

Gift #16 – Paper Plant Cuttings, $20 each at On Paper. The benefit of having a paper plant? Low maintenance and an absolutely zero chance of killing it. Lovingly made by Pretty Papel, a local Columbus artist, these paper plant cuttings will spruce up any space.

Gift #17 – Buff City Soap’s Soaps and Body Care. Smell and feel great knowing that you’re using products handmade in-store each day that are plant-based, cruelty free, and free of animal fats. Purchase a beautiful gift box today at our store near Tesla at 4044 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH, 43219.

Gift #18 – Dandy’s Shrubs & Switchels, $21 a jar or $12 off a case of 13, or $6 off an order of 6, through Lynds. An emerging Central Ohio beverage company, Dandy’s is part of the do-it-yourself handcrafted beverage trend. One jar of Dandy’s Shrub Concentrate makes 16 cups mixed! It contains orchard fruits, spices, balsamic and apple cider vinegar (nothing artificial – ever!). Many people enjoy the exquisite taste mixed with seltzer, apple cider or a cocktail mix. Pre-order by sending an email to [email protected].

Gift #19 – One-of-a-kind ornaments by artist Mary Barczak, $12 each. Gift something special this year! Local artist Mary Barczak has created ornaments featuring The Nones, works that examine every day anonymity and the effect on society. Purchase through her website at seemyart.com or at WinterFair at the Ohio Expo Center on December 3-5, 2021.

Gift #20 – Personalized Metal Social Justice Leaf, starting at $1,000. A one-of-a-kind design by a local artist is in Gold, Silver or Bronze. Your leaf on the Social Justice Tree at the new Crittenton Community Center will leave a legacy for generations. Social Justice is about equality for all, it is about recognizing that certain communities like Kimberly Parkway lack basic needs. We recognize it is our responsibility to grow the deep roots for positive change. Other gift support levels available at RootedInChange.org.

Gift #21 – MY BOOK ABOUT ME, $15. The first Suzy-Studio Product, by Suzy Ultman. In this new activity book, you’ll do everything from drawing an ice-cream-cone family portrait to imagining trips around the world in your favorite shoes to doodling your daydreams. The book was letterpressed with love in my hometown, and includes stickers and extra space for journaling. Choose from 2 cover colors.

Gift #22 – KEEP MOVING: The Journal, $16 at local booksellers. From local beloved author and poet Maggie Smith, is a new journal based on her national bestseller Keep Moving. The 52-exercise, interactive journal combines Keep Moving’s motivational notes with a series of writing prompts to guide you on a journey of reflection and revelation.

Gift #23 – CBJ Hockey Holiday Pack, $99. Holiday Pack includes two game tickets to two games of your choice. Each pack purchased comes with a limited-edition, exclusive Blue Jackets HOMAGE t-shirt. Fans that purchase a CBJ Hockey Holiday Pack will have a digital voucher loaded onto their account to redeem their bonus Homage t-shirt. Fans can redeem their vouchers at CBJ home games starting on November 24th by stopping by Season Ticker Holder Central, located on the main concourse outside of section 118. Tickets and t-shirt vouchers can also be transferred electronically using this process. 

Gift #24 – Holiday gift boxes, $89-$119 by Columbus Food Adventures. “If you’re looking to send the flavor of Central Ohio to your loved ones wherever they may be, we think these boxes fit the bill like nothing else could. Every box includes free shipping to anywhere in the US and a handwritten gift message of your choosing. Orders close December 6th to make sure we receive all the products in time.” Gift Boxes will ship between December 13th and 17th. 

Gift #25 – Short North Arts District Dollars. Give the gift of the Short North Arts District this holiday season! District Dollars is an e-gift card that can be used at any participating Short North Arts District business. Learn more and purchase District Dollars at ShortNorth.org/DistrictDollars.

Gift #26 – Moss Niños, $15 each, by The Plant Gays. Mini buddies that are great for areas that just need a dash of life. Each comes with stones, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Tiger Eye and more. Shop online or visit them today, Friday November 26 at Tigertree‘s The Other Room.

Gift #27 – Big Eyes Cat Oven Mitt, $15 at Tigertree. Give your cat loving friend a laugh every time they bake by gifting them this cute oven mitt. Handmade by Naked Decor, 100% cotton.

Gift #28 – Apothecary Candle Collection, $25 each. Old-world apothecary bottles are filled with the perfect remedy of fragrance in this vintage-inspired collection. Edwin Loy Home will be featuring specials for Small Business Saturday!

Gift #29 – Livheart soft mochi animal pillows, $26-$55 at J Avenue. Super cute and soft animal mochi pillows!

Gift #30 – Sneakers, available at Heat Archive. Got a sneaker-head in your life? Get them a fun pair of kicks at vintage shop Heat Archive. Offering rare shoes, streetwear, and premium vintage.

Thank you for reading the second week of Columbus Underground’s Holiday Gift Guide, presented by Easton!

Easton has been bringing families and friends together for 20+ years. With 250+ stores and restaurants, you can find something for everyone on your shopping list and eat ‘til you drop! Visit Easton today and experience the magic of the holiday season!

Visit Easton today and experience the magic of the holiday season!
Easton shopping district

The Columbus Underground Holiday Gift Guide has received additional support from Short North Arts District and Directions for Youth and Families.

This season, shop small in the Short North Arts District. Shop at small and local retailers, restaurants, and galleries to find gifts as unique as the District they’re found in. Complete the Holiday Trail and receive $10 in District Dollars. All details at ShortNorth.org/HolidayTrail.

Directions for Youth & Families impacts over 6,000 youth and their families each year through mental, emotional and behavioral health services. We are a resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed agency working and training with experts and educators. Through counseling, education and support programs we are proud of the impact we have in contributing to a healthy community – one individual, one family at a time. Support us at dfyf.org.

The Columbus Underground Holiday Gift Guide presented by Easton publishes 5 weeks of holiday gift giving ideas each Friday from November 19 through December 17, 2021.

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